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Statewide Holiday Pops: Holiday Pops
Date: December 01, 2016
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Bring the family as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this sparkling holiday spectacular. Join us for carols and warm your heart with traditional holiday favorites performed by the North Carolina Symphony.

Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Victor Herbert / Otto Langey: March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Morton Gould: Good King Wenceslas from Holiday Music
Terry Mizesko: Song of Hope: Hatikvah from A Chanukah Celebration
Ralph Vaughan Williams / adapted by Ralph Greaves: Fantasia on Greensleeves
arr. Arthur Harris: O Little Town of Bethlehem
    We Three Kings of Orient Are
    Angels We Have Heard On High
Sergei Prokofiev: Troika from Lieutenant Kije
Piotr Ilyich Tckaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker
Hershey Kay: Variations on Joy to the World
Paul O'Neill, Robert Kinkell / arr. Bob Phillips: Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24
Alan Silvestri / arr. Jerry Brubaker: Concert Suite from The Polar Express
    Believe
    The Polar Express
    When Christmas Comes to Town
    Spirit of the Season
Kristen Anderson-Lopez / arr. Bob Krogstad: Music from Frozen
    Frozen Heart
    Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
    In Summer
    Let It Go
    For the First Time in Forever
Dmitri Tiomkin / Patrick Russ, Paul Henning: Music from It's a Wonderful Life
    Prologue
    Theme
    Christmas Eve Finale
Felix Bernard: Winter Wonderland
Lee Norris: Christmas "Pop" Sing-A-Long No. 1

 
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2016/17 Friday Favorites Series 6: Messiah Choruses and More
Dates: December 02-03, 2016
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Program: The greatest story ever told.  The most majestic music ever conceived.  The North Carolina Symphony, The North Carolina Master Chorale and soloists celebrate the season with choruses from Handel’s inspiring “Messiah.”   Plus classics for the holidays by Bach, Vaughn Williams and others.  Powerful musical messages of faith.

Bach: Selected choruses from the Mass in B minor
Michael Torke: December*
Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque*
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Handel: Selected choruses from Messiah

*Evening performances only
 
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2016/17 Soundbites at the Pub: Soundbites at the Pub - Humble Pie
Date: December 05, 2016
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Program: Enjoy a delicious multi-course meal and sit back and enjoy an intimate performance by North Carolina Symphony musicians. 

MUSIC:

Mozart / arr. Douglas B. Moore:
Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Nicholas Daniel López: Grey Glass Panes
Piazzolla / arr. Joel Becktell: Milonga del Angel
Piazzolla / arr. Blaise Déjardin: La Muerte del Angel
Barber / arr. David Meyer: Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11
Fitzenhagen: Ave Maria
Fitzenhagen: Concert Waltz

MENU:

Arugula Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette.

Ricotta Gnocchi with mushrooms, spinach and pecorino
or
Short Ribs over cauliflower purée, topped with demi-glasse.

Sweet Potato Cake.


Series Sponsor: Elliott Davis Decosimo

Media Partner: Our State

Generous support for Soundbites is provided by The Hulka Fund for Chamber Music.

 
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2016/17 Fayetteville Series: Holiday Pops
Dates: December 07-08, 2016
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Program:
Bring the family as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this sparkling holiday spectacular. Join us for carols and warm your heart with traditional holiday favorites performed by the North Carolina Symphony.

Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Victor Herbert / Otto Langey: March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Morton Gould: Good King Wenceslas from Holiday Music
Terry Mizesko: Song of Hope: Hatikvah from A Chanukah Celebration
Ralph Vaughan Williams / adapted by Ralph Greaves: Fantasia on Greensleeves
arr. Arthur Harris: O Little Town of Bethlehem
    We Three Kings of Orient Are
    Angels We Have Heard On High
Sergei Prokofiev: Troika from Lieutenant Kije
Piotr Ilyich Tckaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker
Hershey Kay: Variations on Joy to the World
Paul O'Neill, Robert Kinkell / arr. Bob Phillips: Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24
Alan Silvestri / arr. Jerry Brubaker: Concert Suite from The Polar Express
    Believe
    The Polar Express
    When Christmas Comes to Town
    Spirit of the Season
Kristen Anderson-Lopez / arr. Bob Krogstad: Music from Frozen
    Frozen Heart
    Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
    In Summer
    Let It Go
    For the First Time in Forever
Dmitri Tiomkin / Patrick Russ, Paul Henning: Music from It's a Wonderful Life
    Prologue
    Theme
    Christmas Eve Finale
Felix Bernard: Winter Wonderland
Lee Norris: Christmas "Pop" Sing-A-Long No. 1

 
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2016/17 POPS Series: A Pink Martini Holiday
Dates: December 09-10, 2016
Concert Sponsor: Highwoods Properties
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Program: China Forbes returns! One of the world’s favorite cocktail, jazz, and world pop ensembles returns to Meymandi Concert Hall. Pink Martini delivers a festive holiday concert featuring beloved songs from around the globe. Led by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, the “little orchestra” draws inspiration from music all over the world, crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop.
 
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Statewide Holiday Pops: Holiday Pops
Date: December 13, 2016
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Program:
Bring the family as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this sparkling holiday spectacular. Join us for carols and warm your heart with traditional holiday favorites performed by the North Carolina Symphony.

Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Victor Herbert / Otto Langey: March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Morton Gould: Good King Wenceslas from Holiday Music
Terry Mizesko: Song of Hope: Hatikvah from A Chanukah Celebration
Ralph Vaughan Williams / adapted by Ralph Greaves: Fantasia on Greensleeves
arr. Arthur Harris: O Little Town of Bethlehem
    We Three Kings of Orient Are
    Angels We Have Heard On High
Sergei Prokofiev: Troika from Lieutenant Kije
Piotr Ilyich Tckaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker
Hershey Kay: Variations on Joy to the World
Paul O'Neill, Robert Kinkell / arr. Bob Phillips: Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24
Alan Silvestri / arr. Jerry Brubaker: Concert Suite from The Polar Express
    Believe
    The Polar Express
    When Christmas Comes to Town
    Spirit of the Season
Kristen Anderson-Lopez / arr. Bob Krogstad: Music from Frozen
    Frozen Heart
    Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
    In Summer
    Let It Go
    For the First Time in Forever
Dmitri Tiomkin / Patrick Russ, Paul Henning: Music from It's a Wonderful Life
    Prologue
    Theme
    Christmas Eve Finale
Felix Bernard: Winter Wonderland
Lee Norris: Christmas "Pop" Sing-A-Long No. 1

 
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2016/17 Chapel Hill Series: Messiah Choruses and More
Date: December 15, 2016
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Program: The greatest story ever told.  The most majestic music ever conceived.  The North Carolina Symphony, The North Carolina Master Chorale and soloists celebrate the season with choruses from Handel’s inspiring “Messiah.”   Plus classics for the holidays by Bach, Vaughn Williams and others.  Powerful musical messages of faith.

Bach: Selected choruses from the Mass in B minor
Michael Torke: December*
Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque*
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Handel: Selected choruses from Messiah

*Evening performances only
 
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2016/17 Southern Pines Series: Holiday Pops
Dates: December 21-22, 2016
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Program:
Bring the family as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this sparkling holiday spectacular. Join us for carols and warm your heart with traditional holiday favorites performed by the North Carolina Symphony.

Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Victor Herbert / Otto Langey: March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Morton Gould: Good King Wenceslas from Holiday Music
Terry Mizesko: Song of Hope: Hatikvah from A Chanukah Celebration
Ralph Vaughan Williams / adapted by Ralph Greaves: Fantasia on Greensleeves
arr. Arthur Harris: O Little Town of Bethlehem
    We Three Kings of Orient Are
    Angels We Have Heard On High
Sergei Prokofiev: Troika from Lieutenant Kije
Piotr Ilyich Tckaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker
Hershey Kay: Variations on Joy to the World
Paul O'Neill, Robert Kinkell / arr. Bob Phillips: Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24
Alan Silvestri / arr. Jerry Brubaker: Concert Suite from The Polar Express
    Believe
    The Polar Express
    When Christmas Comes to Town
    Spirit of the Season
Kristen Anderson-Lopez / arr. Bob Krogstad: Music from Frozen
    Frozen Heart
    Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
    In Summer
    Let It Go
    For the First Time in Forever
Dmitri Tiomkin / Patrick Russ, Paul Henning: Music from It's a Wonderful Life
    Prologue
    Theme
    Christmas Eve Finale
Felix Bernard: Winter Wonderland
Lee Norris: Christmas "Pop" Sing-A-Long No. 1

 
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Special Event Concert: A Candlelight Christmas
Date: December 23, 2016
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Program: Before the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, join the Symphony for an evening of classical music written in sacred celebration and uplifted by the voices of the Raleigh Children’s Christmas Chorus.
 
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Special Event Concert: New Year's Eve
Date: December 31, 2016
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Program: Catch the rhythm of the New Year, with the sweep of the Viennese waltz and the swing of the Big Band. Once again the Symphony will be joined by the NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra to present the biggest band in the state.

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
Franz Lehar: Gold and Silver Waltzes
Edvard Grieg: “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt
Edvard Grieg/arr. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn: “Ase’s Death” and “Anitra’s Dance” from Peer Gynt
Edvard Grieg: “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt
George Gershwin/arr. Bill Holcombe: Strike Up the Band
Duke Ellington/arr. Bill Holcombe: Duke Ellington Medley
George and Ira Gershwin/arr. George Stone: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Duke Ellington/arr. Don Sebesky: C-Jam Blues
Johann Strauss, Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Waltzes, Op. 314
Emerich Kalman: “Potpourri” from Countess Maritza
Brian Setzer/arr. Bill Holcombe Rock This Town
Jimmy Dorsey/arr. Bill Holcombe Contrasts
Glenn Miller/arr. Bill Holcombe Pennsylvania 6-5000
Louis Prima/arr. Benny Goodman and Bill Holcombe: Sing, Sing, Sing
Traditional: Auld Lang Syne
 
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